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Newsmaker: Laura Schatzkamer

| Friday, Oct. 25, 2013, 10:48 p.m.
Laura Schatzkamer is an assistant professor of biology at Carlow University and a breast cancer survivor who won the 'Fighting Spirit Award' at the Coaches vs Cancer Tip-Off Madness event at Heinz Field.

Noteworthy: Received the “Fighting Spirit Award” at the Coaches vs. Cancer Tip- Off Madness event at Heinz Field

Age: 64

Residence: Fox Chapel

Family: Son, Ben Scott

Background: Schatzkamer is an assistant professor of biology at Carlow University and teaches anatomy and physiology to nursing students, as well as being the faculty athletics representative adviser to the dance division at Carlow. In 2008, she discovered she had breast cancer. She hit the books, decided upon treatment, and “never shed a tear” as she was determined to live. She competes with other survivors in Dragon Boat races with other members of the Steel City Dragon Boat Association.

Education: Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology and Master of Science in biology, New York University

Quote: “You've got to take your medicine and get on with life.”

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